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Honduras Creates national shark sanctuary

Honduras has announced that commercial shark fishing will be banned from its' 92,665 square miles of national waters. the ban follows a moratorium on shark fishing impose some time ago, and the hopes are that it will preserve the marine environment and biodiversity.
"We have seen that protecting sharks help our environment and our people. When tourists come to Roatan and other destinations, they spend money to see the sharks. But these animals don't just help the Honduran economy. Our coral reefs and marine environment thrive because these apex predators are safe in our waters. Today's declaration will help us all, underwater and on land, for generations to come."
- Honduran Vice President María Antonieta Guillén de Bogran

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Honduras Creates national shark sanctuary

Source: , Wed June 29, 2011
Honduras has announced that commercial shark fishing will be banned from its' 92,665 square miles of national waters. the ban follows a moratorium on shark fishing impose some time ago, and the hopes are that it will preserve the marine environment and biodiversity.

Pneumonia vaccine ‘to save thousands of lives’

Story contains video Source: BBC, Tue January 25, 2011
A vaccine against pneumonia - the world's biggest killer of children - is being introduced in Africa and other poor countries across the world.

Maya nut changes lives while aiding the rain forest

Source: CNN, Sun April 19, 2009
In the rain forests of Central America grows the nutrient-rich Maya nut. The marble-sized seed can be prepared to taste like mashed potatoes, chocolate or coffee.

Green Travel: Where Dreams Come True

Source: Audubon Magazine, Fri March 20, 2009
Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras - Welcome to one of Central America’s new up-and-coming eco-destinations, a birder’s paradise that’s home to half of Honduras’ 700 bird species—from the marvelous masked tityra to the elusive lovely cotinga.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Hundreds hit the streets to clean them: Head of mostly Latino group says effort helps lift spirit

Source: Charlotte Observer, Wed July 25, 2007
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - Shouts could be heard from the parking lot of Eastway Church of God on Saturday morning.

Swimming with dolphins lifts depression

Source: Cool Science, Tue November 29, 2005
Honduras - Taking a dip with dolphins can be a tremendous therapy for people with depression, according to a study published on Saturday in the weekly British Medical Journal (BMJ).

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